The importance of institutional credit in boosting rural economy has been clear to the Government of India right from its early stages of planning. Therefore, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) at the insistence of the Government of India, constituted a Committee to Review the Arrangements for Institutional Credit for Agriculture and Rural Development (CRAFICARD) to look into these very critical aspects. The Committee was formed on 30 March 1979, under the Chairmanship of Shri B. Sivaraman, former member of Planning Commission, Government of India.

The Committee’s interim report, submitted on 28 November 1979, outlined the need for a new organisational device for providing undivided attention, forceful direction and pointed focus to credit related issues linked with rural development. Its recommendation was formation of a unique development financial institution which would address these aspirations and formation of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) was approved by the Parliament through Act 61 of 1981.

NABARD came into existence on 12 July 1982 by transferring the agricultural credit functions of RBI and refinance functions of the then Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation (ARDC).

NABARD Assistant 2018

NABARD Development Assistant recruitment 2018 notification has been formally released with a total of 62 vacancies in all posts. The admit card for NABARD Development Assistant recruitment exam will be accessible to acquire before 10 days of this examination. Exact dates of Phase 1 and Phase 2 examination will be announced separately on NABARD’s website nabard.org. So in case you’re getting ready for NABARD Development Assistant exam 2018, view the syllabus, qualification models, entry card, query paper, opening, test example and free mock test for online practice.

What is NABARD Assistant Exam?

NABARD Development Assistant post is a very prestigious job of the Nation. NABARD Development Assistant Assessment is led yearly by NABARD and lakhs of people get engaged with this recruitment and selection process. NABARD is the national bank of the country and the various advantages offered by NABARD Development Assistant post other than the rumoured occupation, makes it the most looked for after employment among students in a massive number. NABARD Development Assistant notification has been published for a total 62 vacancies under different categories.

NABARD Development Assistant Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

The NABARD Assistant 2018 official notification has been disclosed by NABARD for the job Profile of “Assistant“. The NABARD Assistant exam is conducted in various shifts in different locations across India. The important dates of NABARD Assistant Examination 2018 are:

Sr. NoExam Events Important Dates
1Opening Date of Online Registration27.08.2018 to 12.09.2018
2Online Payment of Application Fees27.08.2018 to 12.09.2018
3Phase-I (Preliminary) – Online
September / October 2018. Exact
dates of examination would be
announced separately on NABARD’s
website nabard.org
4Phase-II (Main) – Online Examination


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should fulfil the following criteria to apply for NABARD Development Assistant exam.

1) Age Eligibility (as on 01/08/2018)

Minimum age of the candidates should be 18years and maximum age of the candidates should be 35 years. Candidates born not earlier than 02-08-1983 and not later than 01-08-2000 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.


2) Educational Qualification (as on 01/08/2018)

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University/Institutions with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (pass class for SC/ST/PWBD candidates).

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Vacancy Details

NABARD has released 62 vacancies for the post of NABARD Development Assistant post. The vacancies are divided into the candidate’s categories (GEN, OBC, SC & ST).

CategoryTotal Vacancies
Unreserved 42
OBC 13
SC 2
ST 5
Total 62
Backlog 8


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Application Form

The online registration for NABARD Development Assistant has started on 27.08.2018 and last date to apply is 12.09.2018

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Application Fee

As per the official notification, candidates need to pay the undermentioned requisite fees for NABARD Development Assistant 2018.

S. No.CategoryApplication FeesIntimate ChargesTotal Fee
1.SC/ ST/ PWD/EXS – Rs. 50 Rs. 50
2.General and OBC Rs. 400 Rs.50  Rs. 450

Admit Card

The admit card for NABARD Development Assistant 2018 Phase 1 is issued 10 days prior to the examination date. The admit card just will be available in case you’ve submitted the proper information in the online registration form. The admit card only will be available if you have submitted the correct information in the online registration form. You can download NABARD Development Assistant 2018 admit card by visiting the official website.

Job Profile

NABARD Development Assistant is a clerical level job. NABARD Development Assistants provide support to the various departments of NABARD offices and help in performing better & smoother functioning of the bank. Many aspirants are confused about NABARD Development Assistant job profile. Students ponder what is the major task and daily work of NABARD Development Assistant, all these queries come into candidate’s mind.

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Salary, Perks and Emoluments of NABARD Development Assistant Officer

A job in NABARD is one of the most sought-after jobs in the country. NABARD Development Assistant Examination is considered as one of the most prestigious exams conducted by NABARD. More than 1 lakh persons compete every year for a limited number of posts. NABARD is very liberal in paying Perks and Emoluments for even smallest of expenses.

Total cost to company (CTC) pay package accounts to be around 4 lacs in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi etc. Now, let us know the basic salary, perks and Allowances understand how much salary you can draw as an NABARD Development Assistant.

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Selection Procedure

NABARD Development Assistant Selection Procedure is an initial approach to get involved with each stage of exam for the respective job profile. The Selection process of NABARD Development Assistant is a two-staged process which involves the following phases –

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination

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Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The NABARD Development Assistant Exam pattern is same as other bank clerk exams, i.e., Preliminary and Main Examinations. Last year new changes were introduced in the exam pattern. But candidates also need to make sure the latest pattern details from the official announcement. Go through the Prelim & main exam pattern below:

Phase I – Preliminary Examination (Online)


Sr. No.


Name of the Tests (Objective)No. of Questions

Max. Marks




1.Test of English Language4040




Composite time of 60 minutes


2.Test of Numerical Ability3030
3.Test of Reasoning3030
Total 100100


Phase II – Main Exam (Online)


Sr. No.


Name of the TestsNo. of Questions

Max. Marks




1.Test of Reasoning3030







Composite time of 90 minutes for Objective Tests and 30 minutes for Descriptive Test


2.Quantitative Aptitude3030
3.General Awareness (with special reference to agriculture, rural development and banking)5050
4.Computer Knowledge4040
5.Test of English Language (Descriptive)

Essay, Precis, Report / Letter Writing


Total  200


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NABARD releases cut off marks before the announcement of result declaration. Cut off marks help you to get an idea about the minimum number of questions that you should attempt in the examination for the next year.

NABARD Development Assistant 2017 Cut-off | General Category

State Cutoff Marks
Andaman & Nicobar132.25
Andhra Pradesh / Telangana131.25
Arunachal Pradesh127.25
Head Office, Mumbai132.00
Himachal Pradesh130.50
Jammu & Kashmir138.00
Madhya Pradesh136.00
New Delhi136.00
Tamil Nadu131.00
Uttar Pradesh144.75

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NABARD releases the result of NABARD Development Assistant Examination within 1-2 week after the examination is over. NABARD has released last year’s NABARD Development Assistant Examination Result.

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Promotion & Career Growth

Direct Recruited Development Assistants have reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades. There are promotional examinations to reach to the next stage. The hierarchy level is given below:


Executive Director

Chief General Manager

General Manager

Deputy General Manager

Assistant General Manager


Assistant Manager

Development Assistant

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